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Sir Roger Moore Is "Totally Distraught" After Learning Of Richard Kiel's Death


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One of James Bond's most formidable foes, Richard Kiel, has sadly passed away aged 74. The American actor, well known for playing the villainous character 'Jaws' in the famous spy film franchise, died on Wednesday (Sept 10th) in a California.

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Richard Kiel passed away on Wednesday, aged 74

Kiel, who stood an enormous 7-foot-2 tall, lost his life in a Fresno, California, hospital after being submitted for breaking his leg last week, TMZ reports. It is still unclear if his death was directly due to the injury.

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Richard Kiel, Known For Bond Villain 'Jaws', Dies Aged 74


Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, the hulking 7-foot-2 actor best known for playing the Bond villain 'Jaws' in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, has died in a Fresno, California, hospital aged 74. Kiel had been treated for a broken leg, though it's unclear if his death is related to the injury.

Richard KielRichard Kiel - best known for playing Jaws in the Bond movies - has died in California

Though he became an overnight star for playing the terrifying 'Jaws' in the Bond movies, Kiel enjoyed a successful career that spanned five decades in Hollywood.  He played an alien invader in 'The Twilight Zone', a ghost in 'Gilligan's Island' and the famous Mr Larson in Adam Sandler's 1966 golf comedy Happy Gilmore.

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Richard Kiel, Better Known as Jaws in the Bond Films, Has Died


Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, the actor best known for his iconic portrayal of Bond villain Jaws, has passed away aged 74. According to ABC, the American actor broke his leg last week and was being treated in a Fresno, California hospital at the time of his death. It is unknown whether or not his death is connected to his injury. 

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Kiel pictured in 2008

With a career spanning almost fifty years, Kiel was a memorable figure in films and television, particularly because of his impressive seven-foot-two stature. Undoubtedly his best known role was in two Bond films as the assassin Jaws, distinctive for his steel-capped teeth. He appeared in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me alongside Roger Moore, and his character proved so popular the script was changed, allowing Jaws to survive and return in Moonraker two years later. He only had one line in the entirity of his screen time, and it's a credit to Kiel that his character was so iconic despite this.

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Picture - Britt Ekland, Richard Kiel , Monday 24th September 2012

Britt Ekland and Richard Kiel - Britt Ekland, Richard Kiel Monday 24th September 2012 007 Days of Bond - The seven day Bond Blu-relay arrives at HMV Oxford Street on the final leg of its tour, bringing the golden briefcase carrying the Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection to the store. The briefcase will have travelled the length of the United Kingdom, having stopped at various Bond locations along the way.

Britt Ekland and Richard Kiel

Picture - Richard Kiel , Monday 24th September 2012

Richard Kiel Monday 24th September 2012 007 Days of Bond - The seven day Bond Blu-relay arrives at HMV Oxford Street on the final leg of its tour, bringing the golden briefcase carrying the Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection to the store. The briefcase will have travelled the length of the United Kingdom, having stopped at various Bond locations along the way.

Richard Kiel
Richard Kiel

Tangled Review


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Disney returns to a successful formula for this enjoyable animated romp based on a Grimm fairy tale. It's bright and funny, but not too snappy, and skips the pop-culture references for a more timeless approach.

On the eve of her 18th birthday, Rapunzel (Moore) senses that there's more to life than the tower where she has always lived with her mother Gothel (Murphy).

Indeed, Gothel kidnapped her as an infant from her parents, the King and Queen, because her hair has rejuvenating properties that keeps Gothel forever young.

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Picture - Richard Kiel Las Vegas, NV, Saturday 9th August 2008

Richard Kiel, Las Vegas, Star Trek and Star Trek Convention Saturday 9th August 2008 at the official 2008 Star Trek Convention at the Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas, NV

Moonraker Review


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Most rational observers agree that Moonraker is without a doubt the most absurd James Bond movie -- definitely of the Roger Moore era and possibly of all time. And it's exactly that ridiculousness that makes it so enjoyable. Here we have a villain (Michael Lonsdale) who builds a giant space fleet with the goal of living in his secret space station while he poisons all humans on earth (he's building a "perfect" society) -- and he wears a suit the entire time, even while flying his Moonraker spacecraft! Bond's adventures are suitably globetrotting -- and of course, this is the only film where he actually got to go into space, thanks to his cohort, Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles). In addition to the unforgettable Jaws (Richard Kiel), the film features what might be the best double entendre ever, this one from Q as Bond is seen coupling with Holly in low-grav as he orbits the earth: "I think he's attempting re-entry!" I'll say.

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The Spy Who Loved Me Review


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James Bond had his 10th outing in this epic affair, which ushered in the new era of Bond as not just over the top but rather way, way, way over it. How far? The Spy Who Loved Me has Jaws, a villain that feeds detractors to sharks (in his underwater lair, of course), a gorgeous Russian spy (Barbara Bach) who helps Bond, stolen nuclear missiles, a scene in Egypt that -- in a rare moment of Bondian genius -- borrows the score from Lawrence of Arabia, and perhaps the best Bond gadget of all time: A Lotus that can turn into a submarine. I loved Spy so much in the 1980s (on video) that I lusted over Lotus catalogs. Oddly, I never found the sub option inside.

This is near-camp and its success sent a strong message to its producers about what audiences wanted to see: Bigger, bolder, louder, sexier. The next 10 films that followed simply one-upped this formula over and over again. Amazing.

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The Spy Who Loved Me Review


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James Bond had his 10th outing in this epic affair, which ushered in the new era of Bond as not just over the top but rather way, way, way over it. How far? The Spy Who Loved Me has Jaws, a villain that feeds detractors to sharks (in his underwater lair, of course), a gorgeous Russian spy (Barbara Bach) who helps Bond, stolen nuclear missiles, a scene in Egypt that -- in a rare moment of Bondian genius -- borrows the score from Lawrence of Arabia, and perhaps the best Bond gadget of all time: A Lotus that can turn into a submarine. I loved Spy so much in the 1980s (on video) that I lusted over Lotus catalogs. Oddly, I never found the sub option inside.

Continue reading: The Spy Who Loved Me Review

Moonraker Review


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Most rational observers agree that Moonraker is without a doubt the most absurd James Bond movie -- definitely of the Roger Moore era and possibly of all time. And it's exactly that ridiculousness that makes it so enjoyable. Here we have a villain (Michael Lonsdale) who builds a giant space fleet with the goal of living in his secret space station while he poisons all humans on earth (he's building a "perfect" society) -- and he wears a suit the entire time, even while flying his Moonraker spacecraft! Bond's adventures are suitably globetrotting -- and of course, this is the only film where he actually got to go into space, thanks to his cohort, Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles). In addition to the unforgettable Jaws (Richard Kiel), the film features what might be the best double entendre ever, this one from Q as Bond is seen coupling with Holly in low-grav as he orbits the earth: "I think he's attempting re-entry!" I'll say.
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